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Welcome Letter

A welcome letter from PTA President, Emily Gardner


Hello Highlands Families!

On behalf of the Highlands PTA, as your PTA President, I want to be the first to welcome you to our school and the community! My name is Emily Gardner and I have 2 children – Owen in second grade and Olivia in kindergarten. I am a noon supervisor and love interacting with the kiddos! My sister and I both attended Highlands back in the ‘90s so I personally have a lot of history and love for our school and community! I am thrilled to be the PTA President and look forward to the many years ahead lending a hand contributing to the numerous events here at our school.

This year, we are passionate about our PTA goal of coming together to make this year bigger, better and more successful than any other year in recent memory. Our Highlands PTA is a non-profit organization run completely on the support of parent volunteers and donations. We are asking that you help us facilitate that goal by supporting us in the numerous ways that we as a PTA foster the Highlands Hawks spirit and success. One of the fastest and easiest ways to do that is by donating to the Dollar a Day Fund and joining the PTA.  Beyond these options, there are countless ways that you can support the school and PTA by becoming a volunteer and helping on campus during events or in classrooms.

The PTA is also focused on improving and enhancing communication and teamwork as we believe that consistent and timely communication between those involved in our childrens’ lives is so important. To help keep the lines of communication wide open, we encourage every family to join the Konstella app, (use invitation code QS4QBC to join!) to stay in the loop. If you have any questions about Konstella, send me an email and I can get you set up.

Another way to stay in the loop is to attend our monthly PTA meetings held on the second Thursday of each month. The agenda usually includes things like principal and teacher reports, current PTA business and the opportunity for new business (concerns/questions) to be addressed. The meetings are both open, informative AND fun!

We love that Highlands has such a rich history, with many generations of families attending Highlands Elementary School over the years. Let’s stay connected and continue the tradition of providing the best learning environment to support our kids and their future success. With your participation and support, I know we will make it happen!


Emily Gardner

PTA President

Email: President@HighlandsElementaryPTA.org

Can’t wait to see you at one (or ALL) of our General Association PTA Meetings either in-person in the Library OR via Zoom. Can’t want to see you!

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